A Childhood Lost

325,000 children are at risk in the United States today

Kids Just Like You

The most recent statistics read that the average age of children caught in human trafficking rings are between the ages of 12 and 14 years old. Many of you fall into that range, and what may sound like an unrealistic nightmare to you is a tragic reality to them.

Approximately 75% of today's "pimps" locate their victims online, managing anywhere fro 4 to 6 children at any one time. With just a handful of slaves in this modern day bondage, it is not uncommon for one particular criminal to make $1,000,000 in a year. It is greed that fuels the human trafficking circle, pulling it into the underground of American society. Slavery is not gone; it simply hides in plan sight.

Learn to Fight Back

There are multiple ways that you, as an American citizen, can make changes to help end human trafficking. The U.S. Department of Labor has created and maintains a list of companies that thrive off of forced child labor; these manufacturers and service providers should be avoided. Likewise, organizations such as Slavery Footprint allow you to see your own personal impact on the illegal slave trade and suggest alternative places to let your money fluctuate.